Tag: World Gridiron

WPFL Women’s Professional Football League 2000

WPFL Logo 2000-2006 [References: WL-1]

Standings

WPFL Women's Professional Football League American Conference Central Division 2000

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
15001.00017039131W5
24100.80019223169W4

WPFL Women's Professional Football League American Conference West Division 2000

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
14200.667151158-7W2
22500.286112224-112W2
30600.00026160-134L6

WPFL Women's Professional Football League National Conference South Division 2000

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
16001.00020645161W6
23400.429134135-1W1
30600.00046247-201L6

WPFL Women's Professional Football League National Conference East Division 2000

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
14200.6671223587W1
24200.6671147737L1
30400.0006136-130L4

Playoff Schedule

WPFL Women's Professional Football League Playoffs 2000

Match Day American Conference Wildcard Game
(American Conference Wildcard Game)
13 - 0

Houston Energy vs Colorado Valkyries

Match Day National Conference Wildcard Game
(National Conference Wildcard Game)
10 - 7

New England Storm vs New York Sharks

Match Day American Conference Championship Game
(American Conference Championship Game)
14 - 35

Minnesota Vixens vs Houston Energy

Match Day National Conference Championship Game
(National Conference Championship Game)
26 - 29

Daytona Beach Barracudas vs New England Storm

Match Day WPFL Championship Game II
(WPFL Championship Game II)
39 - 7

Houston Energy vs New England Storm

Regular Season Schedule

WPFL Women’s Professional Football League 2000

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
14 - 12

Minnesota Vixens vs Colorado Valkyries

(Week 1)
25 - 52

Austin Rage vs Houston Energy

(Week 1)
7 - 34

Miami Fury vs Daytona Beach Barracudas

(Week 1)
0 - 28

New York Galaxy vs New England Storm

Match Day Week 2
(Week 2)
63 - 0

Minnesota Vixens vs Tampa Tempest

(Week 2)
30 - 20

Houston Energy vs Austin Rage

(Week 2)
58 - 0

Colorado Valkyries vs Oklahoma City Wildcats

(Week 2)
8 - 16

New England Storm vs New York Sharks

(Week 2)
6 - 35

New York Galaxy vs Daytona Beach Barracudas

Match Day Week 3
(Week 3)
35 - 19

Minnesota Vixens vs Austin Rage

(Week 3)
27 - 0

Daytona Beach Barracudas vs Miami Fury

(Week 3)
0 - 3

New York Sharks vs New England Storm

(Week 3)
62 - 6

Colorado Valkyries vs Houston Energy

Match Day Week 4
(Week 4)
0 - 53

Austin Rage vs Colorado Valkyries

(Week 4)
6 - 26

Oklahoma City Wildcats vs New York Sharks

(Week 4)
30 - 8

Minnesota Vixens vs Houston Energy

(Week 4)
22 - 34

Tampa Tempest vs Miami Fury

(Week 4)
32 - 0

New England Storm vs New York Galaxy

Match Day Week 5
(Week 5)
0 - 28

Oklahoma City Wildcats vs Minnesota Vixens

(Week 5)
62 - 6

Daytona Beach Barracudas vs Tampa Tempest

(Week 5)
34 - 21

Houston Energy vs Austin Rage

(Week 5)
19 - 12

New York Sharks vs Miami Fury

Match Day Week 6
(Week 6)
21 - 0

Houston Energy vs Oklahoma City Wildcats

(Week 6)
33 - 0

Miami Fury vs Tampa Tempest

(Week 6)
41 - 0

New York Sharks vs New York Galaxy

(Week 6)
7 - 3

Colorado Valkyries vs New England Storm

Match Day Midweek 7
(Midweek 7)
21 - 20

Daytona Beach Barracudas vs Miami Fury

Match Day Week 7
(Week 7)
13 - 12

Austin Rage vs Oklahoma City Wildcats

(Week 7)
27 - 6

Daytona Beach Barracudas vs Tampa Tempest

(Week 7)
Postponed

New York Galaxy vs New York Sharks

Match Day Week 8
(Week 8)
8 - 14

Oklahoma City Wildcats vs Austin Rage

(Week 8)
12 - 28

Tampa Tempest vs Miami Fury

(Week 8)
48 - 12

New England Storm vs New York Sharks

Report

The 2000 NWFL Championship Game II was won by Houston Energy 39-7 versus the inaugural 1999 Champions New England Storm from Providence, Rhode Island. Houston had started off the 2000 season with two big losses to Central Division’s Colorado Valkyries (0-58) and Minnesota Vixens (8-30) in weeks 3 and 4 after they had defeated Austin Rage 52-25 and 30-20 to start the season. By the time the playoffs had come around the Energy were ready for revenge. After another victory over Austin Rage and then Oklahoma City Wildcats in weeks 5 and 6 Houston had finished the regular season as West Division Champions on 4-2. Minnesota Vixens had won the Central Division on 5-0, one game ahead of Colorado Valkyries, while in the South, Daytona Beach Barracudas went undefeated on 6-0, well ahead of Miami Fury (3-4) and Tampa Tempest (0-6). [References: S1-S16]

The East Division saw a battle between New England Storm and New York Sharks, with both finishing the regular season on 4-2. The Storm then won the National Conference Wildcard Game 10-7 versus the Sharks in Providence, while Houston gained revenge for their earlier heavy loss to Colorado, winning 13-0 in the American Conference Wildcard Game. The American Conference Championship saw Minnesota Vixens suffer their first loss of the season, 14-35 to Houston Energy, and likewise in the National Conference, Daytona Beach Barracudas fell to their first reverse, 26-29 in overtime to New England Storm, in what was instantly the greatest game yet in WPFL history. The WPFL Championship Game II, played in Houston, Texas, went to the Energy 39-7 versus the New England Storm. [References: S1-S16]

About the WPFL 2000

The Women’s Professional Football League (WPFL) of 2000 to 2007 was the fourth Professional Women’s Football League in USA. The original Women’s Professional Football League operated out of Cleveland in Ohio from 1965 to 1971. The WPFL I played in Toledo, Cleveland, Toronto, Buffalo and Pittsburgh. By 1974 the National Women’s Football League (NWFL) was formed including teams such as Toledo Troopers, Dallas Bluebonnets, Forth Worth Shamrocks, Columbus Pacesetters, Los Angeles Dandelions, California Mustangs and Detroit Demons. In 1978 the California-based NWFL franchises broke away forming the Western States Women’s Professional Football League (WSWPFL) and by 1988 the NWFL had further split into two organisations: the Toledo-based NWFL and the Women’s Tackle Football Association (WTFA) based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Professional Women’s Football died out after that year in USA, but in Germany and Australia the Professional Women’s Leagues were only starting up. [References: H-1]

By 1999 the time had come for a new Women’s Professional Football League. The WPFL II held a “No Limits” Barnstorming Tour which was won by New England Storm. The 2000 WPFL was the first full season of the League, and featured 11 teams in four divisions: A Central Division consisting of Minnesota Vixens and Colorado Valkyries; a West Division comprising Oklahoma City Wildcats and two Texas teams, Houston Energy and Austin Rage; a South Division with three teams in Florida, Daytona Beach Barracudas, Miami Fury and Tampa Tempest and an East Division with two teams in New York State, the Buffalo-based New York Galaxy and the New York City-based New York Sharks as well as Providence, Rhode Island based team, the New England Storm. [References: H-1, S1-S16]

STOCKHOLM – JULY 3: Team USA wins gold in first ever IFAF woman’s tackle football world championship July 3, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden, Team USA dominates by winning all their games. Reference: [21] Image Contributor Greg Perkins (2010)

[21] Image Contributor Greg Perkins (2010) STOCKHOLM – JULY 3: Team USA wins gold in first ever IFAF woman’s tackle football world championship July 3, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden, Team USA dominates by winning all their games. Item ID: 56511814 [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/stockholm-july-3-team-usa-wins-56511814 [Accessed 24 January 2022]

Logo References

[WL-1] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2006) header_r1_c1 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20061110225608im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/header_r1_c1.gif [Accessed 29 June 2022]

[L-1] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) min [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/images/min.gif [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[L-2] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) okc [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/images/okc.gif [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[L-3] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) hou [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/images/hou.gif [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[L-4] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) col [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/images/col.gif [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[L-5] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) aus [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/images/aus.gif [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[L-6] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) nys [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/images/nys.gif [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[L-7] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) nes [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/images/nes.gif [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[L-8] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) nyg [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/images/nyg.gif [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[L-9] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) day [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/images/day.gif [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[L-10] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) mia [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/images/mia.gif  [Accessed 28 June 2022]

Schedule References

[1] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 1 2000 [Internet] Available from:  http://web.archive.org/web/20001203222400/http://www.womensprofootball.com/1.html [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[2] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 2 2000 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20001204014000/http://www.womensprofootball.com/2.html [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[3] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 3 2000 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20001215062600/http://womensprofootball.com/3.html Accessed 28 June 2022]

[4] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 4 2000 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20001215180700/http://womensprofootball.com/4.html [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[5] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 5 2000 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20001216072900/http://womensprofootball.com/5.html [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[6] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 6 2000 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20001216204000/http://womensprofootball.com/6.html  [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[7] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 7 2000 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20001217090700/http://womensprofootball.com/7.html  [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[8] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 8 2000 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20001217220900/http://womensprofootball.com/8.html [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[9] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 8 Results [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20001205013600/http://womensprofootball.com/index.html [Accessed 7 April 2022]

[10] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 9 2000 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20001218105600/http://womensprofootball.com/9.html [Accessed 4 July 2022]

[11] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 10 2000 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303040847/http://www.womensprofootball.com/10.html [Accessed 4 July 2022]

[12] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 11 2000 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303035335/http://www.womensprofootball.com/11.html [Accessed 4 July 2022]

[13] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 12 2000 [Internet] Available from:  http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252/http://www.womensprofootball.com/12.html [Accessed 4 July 2022]

[14] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL 2000 Composite League Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20001214123000/http://womensprofootball.com/schedule.html [Accessed 7 April 2022]

[15] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2006) WPFL Championship Club [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20061110225608/http://www.womensprofootball.com/champions.htm [Accessed 19 June 2022]

[16] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2006) WPFL Championship II [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20061110230416/http://www.womensprofootball.com/champions_II.htm [Accessed 19 June 2022]

‘About’ References

[H-1] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2006) WPFL Championship II [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20061110230416/http://www.womensprofootball.com/champions_II.htm [Accessed 19 June 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Brianna Wallace & Heather Foust (Dublin Bay Raptors)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish, North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 29 June 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

ELF European League of Football 2022

Standings

ELF European League of Football Northern Division 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
12001.000625210W2
21100.500644222L1
31100.50059509W1
40200.0004462-18L2

ELF European League of Football Central Division 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
12001.000593326W2
20200.0006978-9L2
30200.0003659-23L2
40200.0003466-32L2

ELF European League of Football Southern Division 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
12001.000623032W2
22001.000574314W2
32001.00089845W2
40200.0004581-36L2

Note: Standings compiled automatically from Results in European League of Football website – For Official Schedule please see References: [1]

Regular Season Schedule

Note: Schedule compiled from Results in European League of Football website – For Official Schedule please see References: [1] For Individual Game References and Quarter-by-Quarter Points please click on each game in the Schedule above.

Weekly Recaps

Week 1 (4-5 June 2022)

Newcomers to the European League of Football, Istanbul Rams were narrowly defeated 38-40 by Cologne Centurions. Rhein Fire, were another new team to ELF, although previously a team named Rhein Fire were in the National Football League Europe League in the 1990s and 2000s. Fire defeated Frankfurt Galaxy 29-26. The other two expansion teams, moving up from the Austrian League and the Big 6 Eurobowl were Raiders Tirol from Innsbruck and Vienna Vikings, who clashed in Innsbruck with Vikings prevailing 29-23.

In other games Barcelona Dragons improved dramatically over last season, winning 38-9 at Stuttgart Surge, while Berlin Thunder were no match for Hamburg Sea Devils, losing 18-43 in the German capital. Meanwhile the sole Slavic team in the ELF, Panthers Wroclaw, won 34-27 at home to Leipzig Kings. [References: S-1 and Individual References in Games]

Week 2 (11-12 June 2022)

Panthers Wroclaw sat atop the Northern Division with a 28-25 victory at Stuttgart Surge who fell to 0-2 in the Central Division. Berlin Thunder gained their first win in the Northern Division with a 41-7 defeat of Istanbul Rams, who were left looking for their first win. Hamburg Sea Devils suffered their first loss of the season going down 21-24 to the Barcelona Dragons, who were top of the Southern Division on 2-0 along with Cologne Centurions and Rhein Fire. The Centurions had a narrow 49-46 victory over Raiders Tirol, who were still looking for a first win in the Central Division while Rhein Fire defeated Northern Division cellar dwellers Leipzig Kings 28-17. The Central Division appeared already to be Vienna Vikings to lose after they moved two games ahead of all three other teams with a 30-10 victory over fellow Central Division team, the Frankfurt Galaxy. [References: S-1 and Individual References in Games]

Map of Europe featuring Team Logos and Locations

Map of Europe featuring European League of Football 2022 Team Logos and Locations [References: M-1]

[M-1] Map Contributor: Rainer Lesniewski (2022) Stock Vector ID: 151344206 europe map [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/europe-map-151344206 [Accessed 12 June 2022][Overlaid with ELF Team Logos by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie][Logo References: ELF-1 to ELF-12]

About the European League of Football 2022

In some ways a resurrection of the old National Football League sponsored World League of American Football / National Football League Europe League, the European League of Football is the latest top-level Professional American Football League spanning the continent of Europe. The League resurrected many of the old WLAF and NFLE team names, such as Barcelona Dragons (Catalonia), Frankfurt Galaxy, Berlin Thunder, Hamburg Sea Devils, Rhein Fire and Cologne Centurions, as well as adding new teams Stuttgart Surge and Leipzig Kings (all Germany), and promoting European National League and previously members of other smaller European Professional Leagues, Raiders Tirol and Vienna Vikings (both Austria), Istanbul Rams (Turkey), and Panthers Wroclaw (Poland).

Schedule References

[S-1] European League of Football (2021) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://europeanleague.football/schedule [Accessed 25 June 2022]

Logo References

[ELF-1] Barcelona Dragons Facebook (2021)Profile Picture: March 24, 2021: 164100830_143302991038424_6685619488922431445_n [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/164100830_143302991038424_6685619488922431445_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-4&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=7nF5AhntfsEAX9glptP&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=a430079a20cfb0956dd3ea5a7c8db22e&oe=61316F91 [Accessed 11 July 2021]

[ELF-2] Panthers Wroclaw Fabecook (2021) profile Picture September 20, 2013 1235513_483738095055993_896136457_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/PanthersWroclaw/photos/a.483738081722661/483738095055993/ [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[ELF-3] Hamburg Sea Devils Facebook (2021) Profile Picture March 9, 2021: 159505975_122355319823281_3096303558860788527_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgSeaDevils/photos/a.106420621416751/122355316489948 [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[ELF-4] Stuttgart Surge Facebook (2021) Profile Picture July 27, 2021: 224860379_157740426432198_682630597869113461_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/StuttgartSurgeFootball/photos/a.101150422091199/157740416432199/ [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[ELF-5] Leipzig Kings Facebook (2021) Profile Picture April 23, 2021 176481610_124322863083112_5924150060350890678_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/105240348324697/photos/a.105240374991361/124322859749779 [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[ELF-6] Cologne Centurions Facebook (2021) Profile Picture March 22, 2021 164225775_104312295086165_3866117950552195047_n [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/164225775_104312295086165_3866117950552195047_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&ccb=1-4&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=q-FxP6s2FecAX8leJ2f&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=b85f562fcd7282fd92b580c46312ec3d&oe=61329D2C [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[ELF-7] Frankfurt Galaxy Facebook (2021) Profile Picture April 18, 2021 175159880_127159659432418_8771340701865027771_n  [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/frankfurtgalaxy21/photos/a.100834638731587/127159656099085 [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[ELF-8] Berlin Thunder Facebook (2021) Profile Picture May 6, 2021 182443261_131030875743347_4880774321224305568_n  [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/BER.Thunder/photos/a.106909338155501/131030872410014/ [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[ELF-9] Istanbul Rams Facebook (2016) Profile Picture, October 15, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/IstanbulRams/photos/a.442986371827/10158396645326828/  [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/243269071_10158396645316828_2189579114400872932_n.png?_nc_cat=101&_nc_rgb565=1&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=4DCxhDp3C4sAX-H9Gxf&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=e9220f74a42bfd5a77c751654cb975ce&oe=61A0FE36 ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[ELF-10] SWARCO Raiders Tirol Facebook (2018) Profile Picture, October 24, 2018 [Internet] Available from:  https://www.facebook.com/SWARCORaidersTirol/photos/a.428718306297/10156094237966298 [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at:  https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/44726413_10156094237971298_8355790253675511808_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=PUm4jRDwCW8AX_FDvaT&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=fca76f2a6975a9347f666a161a47c636&oe=61C0D05C ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[ELF-11] Rhein Fire Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, September 25, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/rheinfire.football/photos/a.110223358051508/118577120549465/   [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/241280937_118577130549464_5762887138007820785_n.png?_nc_cat=100&_nc_rgb565=1&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=YmhEHOY-jtcAX8lxNFt&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=02dcd3eb9114dce71b510650f2918ae7&oe=61A056EC ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[ELF-12] AFC Dacia Vienna Vikings Facebook (2016) Profile Picture, May 10, 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/ViennaVikings/photos/a.10150296666230346/10156908106500346/  [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/13178930_10156908106500346_760535454859624943_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=jj_tUZy22F8AX9T2S19&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=8ac0b53a04716a88da7f3daec524750a&oe=61C3031B  ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

Note: for individual game scores and stats view each game [click on the game in the schedule above]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to John Gunning (American Football International); Tomas; Carmine and Morgan (Dublin Bay Raptors)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 25 June 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Resereved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

Tadgh Leader Irish-born Professional American and Canadian Football Player 2021-2022

Player Details and Statistics

#
76
Name
Tadgh Leader
Nationality
irlIreland
Position
Kicker, Punter
Height
6'02
Weight
205
Past Teams
Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Panthers Wroclaw
Leagues
European League of Football East Division, CFL Canadian Football League East Division
Seasons
2021, Preseason 2022

CFL Canadian Football League East Division

SeasonTeamTDFGSafetyPAT2XPCompAttYdsRecRec YdsIntLngFumLost
Preseason 2022Hamilton Tiger-Cats00000000000000
Total-00000000000000

European League of Football East Division

SeasonTeamTDFGSafetyPAT2XPCompAttYdsRecRec YdsIntLngFumLost
2021Panthers Wroclaw00000000000000
Total-00000000000000

Career Total

SeasonTDFGSafetyPAT2XPCompAttYdsRecRec YdsIntLngFumLost
Total

[References: 1-21]

Biography

Born: Galway, Ireland, 1 March 1992.

College: International (Ireland); Lindenwood University (USA).

Professional Career: Connacht Rugby (Pro 12 Rugby); New England Free Jacks (Major League Rugby, 2019); Aviators (The Spring League 2021); Panthers Wroclaw (European League of Football 2021); Hamilton Tiger-Cats (Canadian Football League Preseason 2022)

Former Connacht Rugby player Tadgh Leader was born in Galway, Ireland. At the age of 15 he and his brother Darragh headed out to kick some Rugby balls at their local pitch on Christmas Day. His dad, a former Galwegians RFC Rugby player made a bet with them that they could not kick the ball over the bars from the halfway line. Both Tadgh and his brother Darragh won €50 each.

Tadgh went on to play Rugby Professionally for Connacht and Darragh now lives in USA where he coaches at Clemson University Tigers. Tadhg suffered a number of injuries during his last few years at Connacht and after playing in Italy he ended up studying in USA and playing for both New England Free Jacks in Major League Rugby and making his Test debut for USA Eagles Rugby Union National Team.

Tadgh was signed up to play another year of Rugby Union in 2021 when the kicker started kicking American Footballs for fun. People took notice and said he should try out for American Football teams and so he went off to San Diego where he was kicking alongside Super Bowl-winning athletes. Unsure of his own ability he asked John Carney, who has 23 years of experience kicking Footballs and Carney said he could mix it with the NFL players.

Before long Leader found himself playing for the Aviators in The Spring League in USA. The Aviatiors, one of four teams based in Indianapolis, a COVID-19 Pod and one of two Pods in the 8-team league in 2021 finished with an 0-6 record in 2021. On May 7 versus Alphas Tadgh Leader scored the first points of his American Football career kicking a Field Goal to make the score Aviators 3 Alphas 7 at Halftime.

After spending Spring in Indianapolis with the Aviators Tadgh signed for Panthers Wroclaw in the European League of Football, making his debut on August 1 in a 31-33 loss at Cologne Centurions. Tadhg scored a 35-yard Field Goal in that game to make the score 16-7 [References: 7-8] On August 22 he kicked a 52-yard Field Goal, his personal highlight in a 30-24 victory at Hamburg Sea Devils [References: 9-10]. The Hamburg game was his fourth of the ELF season [References: 11]. Panthers Wroclaw finished the season with three straight wins to finish on 6-4 and reached the Playoffs where they lost to Hamburg Sea Devils 27-30.

In March 2022 Leader signed for Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League, scoring the winning Field Goal with seconds left in the Ti-Cats opening preseason game versus Montreal Alouettes. After their second and last preseason game of the 2022 season where Leader sat on the bench and did not feature, Tadgh was released. [References: 15-21]

Note: Video Clip of Tadhg’s 52-yard FG versus Hamburg Sea Devils can be seen by clicking the link in Reference Number 9 below the Standing Section:

The Spring League 2021

The Spring League 2021PWLTPFPAPct
TSL North (Indianapolis)
Linemen (C)6510177117.833
Conquerors6420164118.667
Alphas6330118137.500
Aviators606053140.000
TSL South (Houston)
Jousters (C)642012162.667
Generals6420131104.667
Blues633078107.500
Sea Lions615090141.250

[References: Compiled from results in 2]

DateHome TeamAway Team
Mega Bowl ChampionshipRice Stadium, Houston, TX
19/06/2021Linemen26Jousters23

[References: 2]

European League of Football Autumn 2021

European League of Football Division North 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPAStreak
17300.700274178L2
26400.600314259W3
35500.500295320L1
43700.300228289W1

European League of Football Division South 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPAStreak
19100.900357132W9
25500.500320365L1
33700.300230277L2
42800.200157355L6

European League of Football Playoffs 2021

[References: 12-13]

CFL Canadian Football League Preseason 2022

CFL Canadian Football League East Division Preseason 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
11100.50049445L1
21100.50042411L1
31100.5005051-1W1
41100.5003540-5W1

CFL Canadian Football League West Division Preseason 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
12001.000781365W2
21100.5004546-1W1
31100.5003757-20L1
40100.0001625-9L1
50100.000641-35L1

[References: 15-21]

Tadgh Leader CFL Games Log

Results

Team1234T
Hamilton Tiger-Cats739625
Montreal Alouettes960823

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

# Player Position TD FG Safety PAT 2XP Comp Att Yds Rec Rec Yds Int Lng Fum Lost
76Tadgh Leader Kicker01000000000000
 Total 01000000000000

Montreal Alouettes

Position TD FG Safety PAT 2XP Comp Att Yds Rec Rec Yds Int Lng Fum Lost
 00000000000000

References (WEBSITES)

[1] The 42 (2021) The former Connacht man now trying to make it as an NFL kicker [Internet] Available from: https://www.the42.ie/tadhg-leader-connacht-nfl-5425042-May2021/ [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[2] The Liberty (2021) Leader and Mayo: Meet the two Irishmen with the NFL in their sights [Internet] Available from: https://www.theliberty.ie/2021/12/01/leader-and-mayo-meet-the-two-irishmen-with-the-nfl-in-their-sights/?fbclid=IwAR1g3KnLD1lmr5GsnTTOrYiBJpVYPuyZzhjcgWKz54lKAc1ychvTjBiYwqA [Accessed 3 December 2021]

TSL Career References

[3] The Spring League (2021) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://thespringleague.com/?page_id=5732 [Accessed 20 June 2021]

[4] The Spring League (2021) Aviators [Internet] Available from: https://www.thespringleague.com/?page_id=5809 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[5] The Spring League (2021) Post, May 7 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/posts/306326787531251 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

ELF Career References

[6] Rugby Players Ireland (2021) The Journey Continues for Tadhg Leader [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[7] Tadhg Leader Facebook (2021) Post, July 30, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/tadhg.leader/posts/4428767077162803 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[8] Tadhg Leader Facebook (2021) Post, August 3, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/tadhg.leader/posts/4440139309358913 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[9] European League of Football (2021) Video, August 26, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=saved&v=4160723400714711 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[10] Tadhg Leader Facebook (2021) Post, August 26, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/tadhg.leader/posts/4511404508899059 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[11] Tadhg Leader Facebook (2021) Post, September 1, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/tadhg.leader/posts/4530606193645557 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[12] European League of Football (2021) Stats [Internet] Available from: https://europeanleague.football/stats [Accessed 10 November 2021]

[13] European League of Football (2021) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://europeanleague.football/schedule [Accessed 11 July 2021]

CFL Career References

LOGOS [1] Sports Logos (2021) 2757__canadian_football_league-primary-2016 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/2573/full/2757__canadian_football_league-primary-2016.png [Accessed 31 July 2021] REFERENCES

[15] Canadian Football League (2021) Schedule 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.cfl.ca/schedule/2022/ [Accessed 18 December 2021]

[16] Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2022) Tadhg Leader [Internet] Available from: https://ticats.ca/video/may-28-tadhg-leader  [Accessed 10 June 2022]

[17] Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2022) Transactions [Internet] Available from: https://ticats.ca/article/tiger-cats-transactions-june-5 [Accessed 10 June 2022]

[18] Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2022) Tiger-Cats add Global Kicker Leader [Internet] Available from: https://ticats.ca/article/tiger-cats-add-global-kicker-leader  [Accessed 10 June 2022]

[19] Canadian Football League (2022) Schedule Preseason 2022 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 25 Montreal Alouettes 23 Box-Score [Internet] Available from: https://www.cfl.ca/games/6206/montreal-alouettes-vs-hamilton-tiger-cats/?_ga=2.173484064.2086368179.1654856618-1214091020.1654856618#boxscore [Accessed 10 June 2022]

[20] Canadian Football League (2022)  Schedule Preseason 2022 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 25 Montreal Alouettes 23 Play-by-Play [Internet] Available from: https://www.cfl.ca/games/6206/montreal-alouettes-vs-hamilton-tiger-cats/?_ga=2.173484064.2086368179.1654856618-1214091020.1654856618#playbyplay [Accessed 10 June 2022]

[21] Canadian Football League (2022) Tadgh Leader [Internet] Available from: https://www.cfl.ca/players/tadhg-leader/166367/ [Accessed 10 June 2022]

ELF Logo References

[7] Barcelona Dragons Facebook (2021)Profile Picture: March 24, 2021: 164100830_143302991038424_6685619488922431445_n [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/164100830_143302991038424_6685619488922431445_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-4&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=7nF5AhntfsEAX9glptP&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=a430079a20cfb0956dd3ea5a7c8db22e&oe=61316F91 [Accessed 11 July 2021]

[8] Panthers Wroclaw Fabecook (2021) profile Picture September 20, 2013 1235513_483738095055993_896136457_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/PanthersWroclaw/photos/a.483738081722661/483738095055993/ [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[9] Hamburg Sea Devils Facebook (2021) Profile Picture March 9, 2021: 159505975_122355319823281_3096303558860788527_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgSeaDevils/photos/a.106420621416751/122355316489948 [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[10] Stuttgart Surge Facebook (2021) Profile Picture July 27, 2021: 224860379_157740426432198_682630597869113461_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/StuttgartSurgeFootball/photos/a.101150422091199/157740416432199/ [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[11] Leipzig Kings Facebook (2021) Profile Picture April 23, 2021 176481610_124322863083112_5924150060350890678_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/105240348324697/photos/a.105240374991361/124322859749779 [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[12] Cologne Centurions Facebook (2021) Profile Picture March 22, 2021 164225775_104312295086165_3866117950552195047_n [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/164225775_104312295086165_3866117950552195047_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&ccb=1-4&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=q-FxP6s2FecAX8leJ2f&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=b85f562fcd7282fd92b580c46312ec3d&oe=61329D2C [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[13] Frankfurt Galaxy Facebook (2021) Profile Picture April 18, 2021 175159880_127159659432418_8771340701865027771_n  [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/frankfurtgalaxy21/photos/a.100834638731587/127159656099085 [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[14] Berlin Thunder Facebook (2021) Profile Picture May 6, 2021 182443261_131030875743347_4880774321224305568_n  [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/BER.Thunder/photos/a.106909338155501/131030872410014/ [Accessed 6 August 2021]

CFL Logo References

[3] Sports Logos (2021) 8827_bc_lions-primary-2016 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/91/full/8827_bc_lions-primary-2016.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[4] Sports Logos (2021) 6644_calgary_stampeders-primary-2019 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/92/full/6644_calgary_stampeders-primary-2019.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[5] Sports Logos (2021) edmonton_elks_logo_primary_2021_sportslogosnet-5957 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/6790/full/edmonton_elks_logo_primary_2021_sportslogosnet-5957.png %5BAccessed 31 July 2021]

[6] Sports Logos (2021) 6261_saskatchewan_roughriders-primary-2016 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/98/full/6261_saskatchewan_roughriders-primary-2016.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[7] Sports Logos (2021) 2517_winnipeg_blue_bombers-primary-2012 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/100/full/2517_winnipeg_blue_bombers-primary-2012.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[8] Sports Logos (2021) 6242 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/94/full/6242.gif [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[9] Sports Logos (2021) 4816_toronto_argonauts-primary-2021 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/99/full/4816_toronto_argonauts-primary-2021.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[10] Sports Logos (2021) 9827_ottawa__redblacks-primary-2014 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/5033/full/9827_ottawa__redblacks-primary-2014.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[11] Sports Logos (2021) 5778_montreal_alouettes-primary-2019 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/95/full/5778_montreal_alouettes-primary-2019.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Todd Zboyan, Decy Maher, Steve Hearn and Anton “Pippo” O’Grady

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 10 June 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

woman wearing shoulder pads

X League 2022

Standings

X League 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPAStreak
1Austin Sound1001.0005019W1
2Chicago Blitz1001.0004034W1
3Arizona Red Devils0000.000000
3Atlanta Empire0000.000000
3Denver Rush0000.000000
3Seattle Thunder0000.000000
7Kansas City Force0100.0003440L1
8Los Angeles Black Storm0100.0001950L1

Standings compiled from X League Schedule. Please visit X League website for Official Schedule at: [References: 3]

Schedule

Schedule compiled from X League Schedule. Please visit X League website for Official Schedule at: [References: 1-2]

Weekly Recap

Week 1

Chicago Blitz opened the 2022 X League with a 40-34 victory at Kansas City Force in Independence, Missouri. [References: 1-2]

Week 2

Austin Sound joined Chicago Blitz on 1-0 with a 50-19 victory over Los Angeles Black Storm in Cedar Park, Texas. [References: 1-2]

About X League 2022

An all new start for the Legends Football League (also known as the Lingerie Football League) in 2022 as a rebrand to the X League and eight new teams sees an eight-week schedule with one game per week (for a total of two games per team) before the top four reach the playoffs and the X Cup 2022. The X League is a rival league to the Women’s National Football Conference, the NFL of Women’s Football, which plays for the IX Cup. The big differences are that the X League is 7v7 Arena Indoor Football versus the WNFC’s standard 11v11 Outdoor American Football, and the lack of protective clothing or knee pads that the X League players wear, although the 2022 edition of this Alternative League sees the gimmick of women wearing little in the way of clothing covered up another little bit more. It is also positioning itself almost entirely in the Western USA, whereas the other AAA Alternative League to the NFL/WNFC in 2022, the USFL is based almost entirely in the Eastern USA. [References: 1-2]

woman wearing shoulder pads
Photo by Gerardo Aguilera on Pexels.com

References

[1] X League (2022) Printable Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://xleague.live/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/2022-printable-schedule.pdf [Accessed 6 May 2022]

[2] X League (2022) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://xleague.live/en/schedule [Accessed 23 June 2022]

[3] X League (2022) Standings [Internet] Available from: https://xleague.live/en/standings [Accessed 23 June 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Fiona Corrigan, Caoimhe Mullaney, Aisling Delaney, Roisin NicDhonnachadha & Larissa McCloyne.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 23 June 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022

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AFVD American Football Verband Deutschland German Bundesliga 1 Overview 1992-1994

AFVD GBL 1 1992

AFVD German Bundesliga 1 North 1992

PosTeamWLTTPPFPA
1*Berlin Adler (C)111022:2330167
2*Cologne Crocodiles102020:440084
3*Düsseldorf Panther84016:8359168
4*Monheim Sharks57010:14265299
5Dortmund Giants4808:16267450
6Berlin Rebels4808:16215383
7Cologne Bears (R)01200:24108395

AFVD German Bundesliga 1 South 1992

PosTeamWLTTPPFPA
1*Munich Cowboys (C)140028:0540160
2*Bad Homburg Falken113022:6432201
3*Noris Rams77014:14315302
4*Regensburg Royals68012:16270392
5Kempten Comets68012:16247329
6Badener Greifs41008:20307445
7Stuttgart Scorpions (R)41008:20241337
8Darmstadt Diamonds (R)41008:20171357

[References: 1-3] Legend/Key: (C) Conference Champions *Qualify for Playoffs (R) Relegated to GBL 2.

Promoted from GBL 2 North: Hamburg Silver Eagles and Solingen Hurricanes

Promoted from GBL 2 South: Hanau Hawks and Rothernburg Knights

AFVD GBL 1 1993

AFVD German Bundesliga 1 North 1993

PosTeamWLTTPPFPA
1*Cologne Crocodiles (C)131026:2635185
2*Berlin Adler121125:3516195
3*Düsseldorf Panther103121:7439159
4*Hamburg Silver Eagles86016:12302307
5Berlin Rebels59010:18281407
6Solingen Hurricanes41008:20165352
7Monheim Sharks (R)31106:22165352
8Dortmund Giants (R)01400:28142726

AFVD German Bundesliga 1 South 1993

PosTeamWLTTPPFPA
1*Munich Cowboys (C)130127:147990
2*Hanau Hawks85117:11322352
3*Rothernburg Knights76115:13325354
4*Noris Rams77014:14245299
5Regensburg Royals67113:15296274
6Kempten Comets (D)58111:17290268
7Badener Greifs (R)4919:19224360
8Bad Homburg Falken (R)31106:22214397

[References: 4-5] (C) Conference Champions *Qualify for Quarter-Finals (R) Relegated to GBL 2 (D) Disbanded

Promoted from GBL 2 North: Braunschweig Lions

Promoted from GBL 2 South: Erding Bulls, Allgäu Comets

AFVD GBL 1 1994

AFVD German Bundesliga 1 North 1994

PosTeamWLTTPPFPA
1*Berlin Adler (C)122024:4449221
2*Düsseldorf Panther122024:4408184
3*Cologne Crocodiles113022:6390243
4*Braunschweig Lions86016:8323315
5Berlin Rebels41008:20288395
6Solingen Hurricanes (R)41008:10245332
7Hamburg Silver Eagles11302:2686329

AFVD German Bundesliga 1 South 1994

PosTeamWLTTPPFPA
1*Hanau Hawks (C)122024:4397124
2*Munich Cowboys113022:6338222
3*Noris Rams 860016:8406254
4*Regensburg Royals77014:14312255
5Rothenburg Knights41008:20158366
6Erding Bulls31106:22163346
7Allgäu Comets (R-D)1802:1674343

AFVD German Bundesliga 1 Playoffs 1994

[References: 6-7] (C) Conference Champions *Qualify for Playoffs (R) Relegated (D) Disbanded

Recap

The American Football Verband Deutschland (AFVD) German Bundesliga 1 1992 German Bowl was won by Düsseldorf Panther, the oldest continually-operating American Football team in both Germany and Europe (founded 1978 – Reference: 8). The Panther were 1983, 1984 and 1986 Champions and their opponents in the German Bowl XIV were Munich Cowboys, founded 1979, who were appearing in their first ever Final having gone 14-0 during the regular season and defeated Monheim Sharks and Cologne Crocodiles in the Playoffs. Düsseldorf Panther had eliminated Bad Homburg Falken and North Conference Champions Berlin Adler in the playoffs. Also qualifying for postseason were Noris Rams and Regensburg Royals. Cologne Bears, Stuttgart Scorpions and Darmstadt Diamonds were all relegated to the GBL 2 North and South, and were replaced by Hamburg Silver Eagles, Solingen Hurricanes, Hanau Hawks and Rothenburg Knights bringing the total number of teams in the GBL 1 for 1993 up to 16. [References: 1-3]

In 1993, Munich Cowboys finally won that first German Bowl, defeating Cologne Crocodiles 42-36 in overtime after a 13-0-1 season, again undefeated, but with one tie that year. The Cowboys had beaten Hamburg Silver Eagles and Berlin Adler on their way to the Championship Game, while Northern Conference Champions Cologne had eliminated Noris Rams and Düsseldorf Panther. Other playoff qualifiers in 1993 were Hanau Hawks and Rothenburg Knights. After the season Monheim Sharks, Dortmund Giants, Badener Greifs and Bad Homburg Falken were all demoted to their respective GBL 2 League and were replaced by Braunschweig Lions, who would go on to become one of the most successful of all German American Football Teams, winning eleven German Bowls by 2018. Also promoted from GBL 2 South were Erding Bulls and Allgäu Comets while Kempten Comets disbanded, leaving the GBL 1 at 14 teams for 1994. [References: 4-5]

The 1994 season featured Inter-locking schedules between the GBL 1 North and GBL 1 South, with each team playing two Inter-Conference games in total versus teams from the opposite Conference. Düsseldorf Panther regained the German Bowl they won in 1992, triumphing 27-17 in the Championship Game versus Northern Conference Champions Berlin Adler. The Panther had eliminated Noris Rams and defending Champions Munich Cowboys in the playoffs while Berlin Adler had defeated Regensburg Royals and Cologne Crocodiles on their way to the Bowl. Also appearing in the playoffs in 1994 were Southern Conference Champions Hanau Hawks, surprisingly eliminated in the Quarter-Finals by Cologne and also Braunschweig Lions. Relegated at the end of the year were Allgäu Comets who struggled in their first year in the top flight and disbanded after nine games, and Solingen Hurricanes. [References: 6-7]

To give the relative strength of Ireland’s National team, the Leprechauns at this time, the following November (3rd November 1995), played Hanau Hawks, who had won the GBL 1 South Championship on a 12-2 record, and lost by only a 6-19 scoreline. [References: 9-10]

References

[1] Ludwig Alberter to Google Groups (1992) German Bundesliga 1 – regular season results [Internet] Available from: https://groups.google.com/g/rec.sport.football.misc/c/Qsr8AiRujdo/m/sy8wvqTfC0UJ?hl=en  [Accessed 19 October 2021]

[2] Ludwig Alberter to Google Groups (1992) German Bowl XIV – October 3, Hannover [Internet] Available from: https://groups.google.com/g/rec.sport.football.misc/c/WTpKnRf5yIc/m/T14I4dRZ8tgJ?hl=en  [Accessed 19 October 2021]

[3] Ludwig Alberter to Google Groups (1992) German Bowl XIV: Duesseldorf 24, Munich 23 [Internet] Available from: https://groups.google.com/g/rec.sport.football.misc/c/dvKUId3oKKw/m/I-PI3w7gmXIJ?hl=en [Accessed 19 October 2021]

[4] Ludwig Alberter to Google Groups (1993) German Bundesliga- playoff, semi-finals [Internet] Available from:  https://groups.google.com/g/rec.sport.football.misc/c/b3Rx8mheLuc/m/HA7oNTXAZ7oJ?hl=en [Accessed 19 October 2021]

[5] Dominik Kubla to Google Groups (1993) German Bowl XV [Internet] Available from: https://groups.google.com/g/rec.sport.football.misc/c/GYKxnqWjI_c/m/HwQRpRTLjq0J?hl=en  [Accessed 19 October 2021]

[6] Ludwig Alberter to Google Groups (1994) [Results] German Bundesliga, playoff – semifinals [Internet] Available from: https://groups.google.com/g/rec.sport.football.misc/c/g_r15bH2H4s/m/tNUkE-jpAHwJ?hl=en  [Accessed 19 October 2021]

WEBSITES

[7] AFVD (2018) Bowls [Internet] Available from: http://www.afvd.de/text.php?Inhalt=bowls&menu=16&HP=AFVD [Accessed 30 December 2018]

[8] Dusseldorf Panther (2022) Historie [Internet] Available from: https://www.duesseldorfpanther.de/verein/historie/ [Accessed 6 April 2022]

[9] Britball Now (2009) British and Irish Friendly results against foreign opposition [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/UKClubsForeignOppo.html [Accessed 16 November 2017]

Newspapers

[10] Anon. (1996) “NORTHANTS MOVEN ON UP” First Down. April 6, 1996.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Ralph Schmeer, Shane Mulcahy and Ciaran Simms

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 6 April 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.

SIFL Southern Indoor Football League 2011

SIFL Logo 2011 [References: 4 ]

Final Standings

SIFL Eastern Conference Northeast Division 2011

PosTeamWLTPct
19300.750
28400.667
321000.167

SIFL Eastern Conference Mid-Atlantic Division 2011

PosTeamWLTPct
16600.500
23900.250
33900.250

SIFL Eastern Conference Southern Division 2011

PosTeamWLTPct
111100.917
210200.833
34800.333

SIFL Western Conference Gulf Coast Division 2011

PosTeamWLTPct
18400.667
201200.000
301200.000

SIFL Western Conference Southwest Division 2011

PosTeamWLTPct
112001.000
27500.583
36600.500
44800.333

Standings taken from SIFL website on Wayback Machine. For Official Standings please visit SIFL website on Wayback Machine at [References: 3] *Qualify For Playoffs

Playoff Schedule

SIFL Southern Indoor Football League Playoffs 2011

Match Day Playoffs Opening Round
(Playoffs Opening Round)
68 - 43

Albany Panthers vs Erie Explosion

(Playoffs Opening Round)
59 - 20

Louisiana Swashbucklers vs Corpus Christi Hammerheads

(Playoffs Opening Round)
62 - 60

Columbus Lions vs Trenton Steel

(Playoffs Opening Round)
65 - 52

Houston Stallions vs Rio Grande Valley Magic

Match Day Eastern Conference Championship Game
(Eastern Conference Championship Game)
61 - 75

Columbus Lions vs Albany Panthers

Match Day Western Conference Championship Game
(Western Conference Championship Game)
56 - 41

Louisiana Swashbucklers vs Houston Stallions

Match Day 2011 SIFL Championship Game
(2011 SIFL Championship Game)
69 - 48

Albany Panthers vs Louisiana Swashbucklers

Schedule Compiled from reports in [References 1-3]

Recap

Louisiana Swashbucklers failed at the final hurdle for the second straight year in their quest to add a fourth Championship Title in team history. Albany Panthers won 69-48 before an attendance of 7,843 in Albany [References: 3]. Albany were 24-27 behind at halftime but successfully contained the Bucs offense for the duration of the second half, outscoring their opponents 41-13 in the second period [References: 3].

It was Louisiana’s fifth straight appearance in a title game [References: 3]. The first two appearances were in the Intense Football League in 2007 and 2008 which they won [References: 3]. They then appeared in both the 2009 and 2010 Southern Indoor Football League Championship games, winning the SIFL title in 2009 [Reference: 3], but losing 13-68 to Columbus Lions in the 2010 Championship Game. [References: 2]

It was Albany’s first appearance in a Championship Game and they won by defeating both the 2009 SIFL Champions (Columbus Lions) and 2009 SIFL Champions (Louisiana Swashbucklers) in the Playoffs. [References: 2-3]

About the SIFL 2011

The 2011 season was the third, and last, season of the Southern Indoor Football League. The season featured 16 teams, aligned in five divisions accross the Southern States of USA and up into Pennsylvania in the Northeast. For 2012 the SIFL merged with American Indoor Football Association to form American Indoor Football. The SIFL was an Arena Indoor Football League – 8v8 American Football played Indoors on a converted Ice Hockey rink with 50 yard field and two 8 yard endzones. Teams have five downs (attempts) in which to score (three of which must be passing plays) before the ball is turned over.

References

[1] SIFL Wayback Machine (2011) SIFL Playoff Recaps [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20110725225406/http://www.southernifl.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=517:sifl-playoff-recaps&catid=3:latest-news&Itemid=21  [Accessed 24 March 2022]

[2] SIFL Wayback Machine (2011) Swashbucklers making return trip to Championship Game [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20111007090848/http://www.southernifl.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=521:swashbucklers-making-return-trip-to-the-title-game&catid=3:latest-news&Itemid=21  [Accessed 24 March 2022]

[3] SIFL Wayback Machine (2011) Panthers down Bucs for SIFL title [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20110827163818/http://southernifl.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=526:panthers-down-bucs-for-sifl-title&catid=3:latest-news&Itemid=21 [Accessed 24 March 2022]

Logo References

[3] SIFL Wayback Machine Web Capture (2011) Home [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20111007084433/http://www.southernifl.com/ [Accessed 24 March 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Bart Barden, Sam Thompson & Robert William Bienemann.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

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Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 24 March 2022

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IFL Indoor Football League 2022

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Standings

IFL Indoor Football League East Conference 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Frisco Fighters10200.833575449126W5
2Massachusetts Pirates8400.66747343835W1
3Sioux Falls Storm7500.5834984935W3
4Iowa Barnstormers6500.54542039723L1
5Quad Cities Steamwheelers6600.50047546510L2
6Green Bay Blizzard5800.385406418-12L1
7Bismarck Bucks31000.231410521-111L8

IFL Indoor Football League West Conference 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Northern Arizona Wranglers10200.833499345154W7
2Arizona Rattlers9300.750645379266L1
3Tucson Sugar Skulls6500.54556855315W1
4Duke City Gladiators6600.50051249715L1
5Vegas Knight Hawks5700.417402439-37W1
6San Diego Strike Force21000.167416617-201L6
7Bay Area Panthers11100.083329617-288L11

Note: Standings Calculated Automatically from results – for Official Standings Please visit the Indoor Football League website in References: [1-2].

Schedule

IFL Indoor Football League 2022

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
30 - 27

Massachusetts Pirates vs Frisco Fighters

(Week 1)
23 - 26

Green Bay Blizzard vs Bismarck Bucks

(Week 1)
35 - 24

Sioux Falls Storm vs Quad Cities Steamwheelers

Match Day Week 2
(Week 2)
36 - 38

Bismarck Bucks vs Sioux Falls Storm

(Week 2)
46 - 24

Quad Cities Steamwheelers vs Iowa Barnstormers

(Week 2)
22 - 9

Vegas Knight Hawks vs Northern Arizona Wranglers

(Week 2)
50 - 28

Arizona Rattlers vs Duke City Gladiators

(Week 2)
38 - 33

Bay Area Panthers vs San Diego Strike Force

Match Day Week 3
(Week 3)
29 - 26

Bismarck Bucks vs Green Bay Blizzard

(Week 3)
33 - 60

Duke City Gladiators vs Frisco Fighters

(Week 3)
39 - 48

Vegas Knight Hawks vs Tucson Sugar Skulls

(Week 3)
10 - 48

San Diego Strike Force vs Arizona Rattlers

(Week 3)
49 - 20

Northern Arizona Wranglers vs Bay Area Panthers

(Week 3)
31 - 45

Sioux Falls Storm vs Iowa Barnstormers

Match Day Week 4
(Week 4)
36 - 25

Massachusetts Pirates vs Quad Cities Steamwheelers

(Week 4)
36 - 18

Iowa Barnstormers vs Green Bay Blizzard

(Week 4)
56 - 34

Frisco Fighters vs Tucson Sugar Skulls

(Week 4)
45 - 28

Northern Arizona Wranglers vs San Diego Strike Force

(Week 4)
21 - 43

Duke City Gladiators vs Arizona Rattlers

(Week 4)
27 - 53

Bay Area Panthers vs Vegas Knight Hawks

Match Day Week 5
(Week 5)
34 - 24

Quad Cities Steamwheelers vs Sioux Falls Storm

(Week 5)
43 - 54

Bismarck Bucks vs Massachusetts Pirates

(Week 5)
36 - 38

Green Bay Blizzard vs Frisco Fighters

(Week 5)
20 - 67

Vegas Knight Hawks vs Arizona Rattlers

(Week 5)
66 - 67

Tucson Sugar Skulls vs San Diego Strike Force

(Week 5)
50 - 28

Duke City Gladiators vs Bay Area Panthers

Match Day Week 6
(Week 6)
47 - 37

Iowa Barnstormers vs Sioux Falls Storm

(Week 6)
51 - 68

Quad Cities Steamwheelers vs Frisco Fighters

(Week 6)
38 - 31

Green Bay Blizzard vs Massachusetts Pirates

(Week 6)
30 - 20

Northern Arizona Wranglers vs Vegas Knight Hawks